Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 18 Mar2014

    Pitfalls of group buying advertising for health practitioners

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro, Principal and Tamir Katz, Senior Associate Health practitioners across a variety of registered health professions, such as dental practitioners, have been approached to participate in online marketing campaigns by group buying websites. Group buying is an ‘impulse buying’ phenomenon where products or services are offered for...
  • 12 Mar2014

    Is this the end of your lease?

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Senior Associate From years of experience, we know that concerns over business leases can be the greatest and most frequent worry faced by our clients. It’s surprising how often clients come to us with serious worries over whether their lease will be...
  • 12 Mar2014

    Insuring builders: claims by subsequent owners

    Written by: Julian Gregory, Consultant The landmark Australian High Court decision in 1995 in Bryan v Maloney made builders of residential properties liable to subsequent owners. Since then there has been a number of decisions confining the scope of the decision. In a significant change...
  • 11 Feb2014

    Taking the ‘literal’ or ‘intended’ meaning: High Court reserves judgment

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Meridian Lawyers is advising in relation to the following litigation which will have ramifications for the way that dependency claims may be quantified at least in New South Wales and Victoria. Taylor v Owners - Strata Plan No. 11564 in...
  • 10 Feb2014

    Personal trainers: don’t sweat the legal small print

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Senior Associate Over the years, we have been able to help clients grow their businesses with reduced legal risk, predominantly by ensuring that binding arrangements with others are properly documented (such as arrangements with partners, franchisees, employees and contractors), and that before...

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